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Lapland Ice and Lapland Sky by Gustafsson & Sjogren

The partnership between the bladesmith Johan Gustafsson and watchmaker Patrik Sjogren aims to provide truly unique watches with inspiration from the cold north of Scandinavia.

GoS proudly presents the Lapland watches, Lapland – Ice and Lapland – Sky, two new designs based on an Damascus steel ladder pattern and Damascus steel index markers. The production is limited to five watches of which two are of the uncolored Ice edition and three in the colored Sky edition. The Lapland dials are etched to enrich the contrasts but while the Lapland Ice dials are uncolored, the dials of the Lapland Sky watches have been given a lustrous blue-purple color to resemble the autumn skies of Lapland.

All Lapland watches are delivered with reindeer leather straps. The straps are made by the highly regarded Sami artisan Christine Utsi who lives in Porjus Lapland, i.e. the northernmost parts of Sweden.

The watches measure 44mm x 12mm, have sapphire crystals and mineral display backs and feature the ETA caliber 6498-1 with Geneva Stripes decoration on the bridges. The finishing has been done by Soprod, which also modify the movement to Chronometer-grade standard with a screw balance and a swan neck regulator.

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Written by kevin

July 15, 2010 at 2:07 pm

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